Since its formation in 2001 the UKSGA has become the focal point for Senior golfers looking to play competitive Scratch golf on quality venues, in a friendly and supportive environment predominantly in England & Wales.
The Association is affiliated to the European Senior Golf Association (ESGA) and this has influenced the format of the competitive golf offered by UKSGA. With members from 55 years to more than 80 years old we are an inclusive Association providing scratch golf across the entire membership. In addition we enter teams into the ESGA team championships at Seniors (55+), Masters (65+) and Super Masters (75+) every year.
From modest beginnings we now run eighteen 36 hole scratch events across the golfing year from October to September with members qualifying to represent the Association in the ESGA Team championships from our Order of Merits. The golfing year culminates in our National Finals in September.
The Association welcomes applications for membership from male golfers with Category 1 handicaps and from players 65 years and above with handicaps of 7 or better. We have more than 450 members including several who have won National Senior titles and represented their countries in European Seniors team championships and/or the Seniors Home Internationals.
While a competitive Association we pride ourselves in ensuring that our members enjoy their golf in a friendly and inclusive environment.
Friday 9th October 2020
Mark Stokes from Studley Wood GC won his first UKSGA event at Hollinwell GC undoubtably one of the top courses in the country by shooting 73+71 to pip Nigel Evans 68+76 on the back 18 with Paul Nancarrow and David Price finishing one behind on 145. Such was the depth of competition that the CSS remained at 73 on both days. In the S/S Nigel beat David Price by 1 with Charlie Banks in 3rd. In the Masters Chris Reynolds finished ahead of Robert Gill and Ian Dawkins who was helped by a Hole in one on the 5th in his 2nd round. Thank you to Ian for providing us all with what turns out to be a farewell drink for the 2020 season. We only got 6 events in but what a quality 6.
Friday 9th October 2020
Kevin Diss led from the front at a wonderfully conditioned RCPGC to win by 9 shots with two fantastic scores of 71+70, probably the standout performance of the season. Peter Harrison beat Paul Nancarrow on countback to take2nd place. The S/S was a battle of internationals as Chris Reynolds beat Ashley Brewer with Dougie Cameron in 3rd followed by Billy Mitchell continuing his good form and Nigel Evans making an impressive top 5. Chris also won the Masters with Stephen Whymark taking 2nd place with Neil Hughes in 3rd. " excellent rounds gave Tim Hedin the nett prize with only Kevin Diss beating Tims nett score of 143. Many thanks to Deal and the R&A which gave us this extra opportunity for an event which everyone was hugely grateful for.
Thursday 17th September 2020
In our first visit to Rochester &Cobham GC Billy Mitchell with 74+75=149 and courtesy of a tournament winning birdie 2 on the short 16th ! wins the Gold Medal beating Phil Bramall and Martin Fell on the back 18 the former on the back 12, with Craig Pates in 4th only 1 shot away from winning outright, such is the level of competition in the UKSGA these days. Billy also won the S/S from Doug Cameron with John Yuill in 3rd. Stephen Whymark comfortably won the Masters from Alan Macnaught with Robert Afia putting in a good performance to finish 3rd. Paul Wilkinson one of our newer members from our Chelmsford contingent won the nett prize outright with 70+72 . Congratulations also go to Chris Chambers who had a hole in one on the 2nd hole in round 2
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